26 January 2012

Birthday Butterflies

This month's Creative Expressions Stamp set is from Eco Green and is called Garden Chic. The stamps are made from recycled rubber and are appropriately green! They stamp beautifully and are very versatile. For my first project I made a birthday card and matching tag. 
The card was made by stamping the butterfly image with Jet Black Archival Ink and painting the wings with Distress Stain (Victorian Velvet, Worn Lipstick and Dusty Concord). The next layer was a piece of card inked on two sides with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and Victorian Velvet on the other two, blending where the colours joined. 
The tag was made the same way but before I stamped the butterfly I put my favourite dotty mask on the stamp and then spritzed the tag with water creating a faux bleaching effect. I edged the tag in both colours and a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink and lightly stamped two 'ghost' butterflies in Vintage Photo to give the tag a little more movement. I completed the tag with a little sari ribbon. I have given these to a young lady for her 8th birthday and she seemed to really like them so that's a pretty good vote of approval in my book! Thank you for popping by and I hope you have been inspired to try this range of stamps!


Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous! Kim

Helen said...

Love them both, the colour on the background layer for the card is fabulous!

Yours Artfully said...

Those butterflies are just gorgeous Gabrielle.....very elegant and sophisticated.


hazel said...

Fabulous Gabrielle.
xxx Hazel.

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUS... love that butterfly, tis stunning... hope you having a goodly week hunny xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely Gabrielle, the butterfly is gorgeous. Tracy x x

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Hi Gabrielle.
Lovely butterfly and the colours are gorgeous.
Siobhan x

Stephanie said...

So very pretty--I especially love the tag!

sue law said...

I love your subtle colours and the background on your tag is really pretty.

Dee's Craft Room said...

What a beautiful butterfly. I love the way you have used it on your card and tag combo.

Dionne x